Data deficient - poorly recorded
- Medium-large sized solitary species (9-14mm)
- Cleptoparasite - breeds in nest of Megachile species
- Abdomen is black with pale hair bands and is extremely pointed at the tip in females
- Abdomen is less pointed in males, which have hairier faces
- Can be confused with Coelioxys elongata
Rare. Habitat associations unknown.
This species is a cleptoparasite of Megachile maritima and M. centuncularis
Polylectic - Lotus, Trifolium, Knautis, Jasione, Scabiosa
All of Europe, up to 66ºN, including Britain and Ireland
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2018
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Conservation status: FitzPatrick Ú., Murray T.E., Byrne A., Paxton R.J., Brown M.J.F. (2006) Regional Red List of Irish Bees, Publ. Rep. to National Parks and Wildlife Service (Ireland) and Environment and Heritage Service (N. Ireland). http://www.npws.ie/publications/red-lists
Flowers visited & World distribution: Westrich, P. (1989) Die Wildbienen Baden-Württembergs. Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart, Germany.